When it comes to breeches, there are A LOT to choose from. From material and fit to style and brand, it can be overwhelming. Luckily you came to the right place, almost all our staff members ride and we know a thing or two about what we like and don’t like. So we’ve compiled a guide showcasing all our favorite breeches!
My go-to breeches are the RJ Classic Anna's! Not only are these pants trendy and flattering but they are SO comfy! I honestly forget I’m wearing a breech and not a riding tight… that’s how lightweight and stretchy they are. I also really like how conservative they are for the show ring. I find a lot of breeches have too many logos all over them and are distracting. Not to mention there are new schooling colors every season so you can refresh your wardrobe as well.
My absolute favorite pants to ride in are the Ariat EOS Tights! When I say these things are comfortable, I mean comfortable! Finally serious athleisure wear for serious equestrians. The material is very elastic so you get a formfitting silhouette every time, but they never feel like they’re suffocating you. Plus the silicone knee patches on my first pair are still going strong after everyday wear for over 3 years!
I am a sucker for the Ariat Trifactor Full Seat Breeches! These have been my number one pick for years because they just keep beating all the competitors. From the special cooling fabric and grippy full seat to the no-gap waistband, the Trifactors hold up to whatever I throw at them.
My favorite pair of breeches are the Kerrits Flow Rise Tights because they fit everyone! No matter your age or size, these tights will work for you. The special wide waistband is comfortable and doesn’t slip and slide like a lot of other tights while the strategically placed seams ensure there is no chafing!
I loveeee the Animo Naspre Breeches! I don’t show or ride in anything else because not only are they gorgeous but they have a super silky lining that feels amazing and creates a smoothing effect. The Naspre also has a natural more midrise fit, which I prefer over a trendy lowrise.
I’m all about the Kerrits Crossover II Breeches. They’re lightweight, comfortable, always in great colors. But what really sells me on them are the knee patches. They are the perfect amount of grip! Not too sticky that I can’t get out of the tack, but enough that I feel nice and secured.
I’ve always been a bit of a fashion queen and I’m always drawn to the Ego 7 EJ Breeches. There are so many colors to choose from in a European style that is all the rage. The best part of them is the really thin hem on the legs that never bunches underneath your boots so can have the best ride possible.
I grew up in the day and age where it was cool to ride in jeans. You throw your full chaps on overtop and you were ready to ride. But believe me… they were never comfortable. Between the bunching and the seams rubbing you raw, jeans back in the day were not the move. So when companies started making hybrid jean/breech combos, I was smitten. Right now I’m all about the Goode Rider Jean Breeches because they are extra stretchy and have a nonslip waistband!
If you need some more info to find just the right pair of riding pants for you, make sure to check out “Ultimate Riding Breeches Buying Guide” for some more inspiration! And let us know your favorite breeches or tights in the comments below.
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